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Nov 16, 2013 10:00am EST
and medicare together. average. of gdp on gdpill be more than 8.5% of by 2023. in the long-term outlook, it will be more than 11% of gdp. thense spending, shown in third rank of numbers, is on track to be a shrinking share of gdp. all other spending, except social security, medicaid, and defense, will be the same share of gdp in 2023 than it was -- that it was on average in the past 40 years that it is today. the study of gdp masks some sub components. you can see at the chart at the bottom of the page, means tested health care programs, are taking a growing share of gdp. in contrast, nondefense discretionary spending is on track to be a sharply shrinking share of gdp owing to the caps in the budget control act. charts like these not to suggest you should try to repeat the budget configurations of the past, but to help you and others to understand which parts of the federal budget are expanding and which are shrinking. there is no particular reason that outlays for social security and medicaid need to be cut back to their historical average of gdp when a larger fraction of the populatio
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 4:00pm EDT
and secure critical programs for our seniors like medicare, social security, programs they paid into and expect to be there, but programs that according to independent actuaries will not have the resources to survive if they are not strengthened. we want to repair america's safety net so we can protect the most vulnerable among us in a fair and caring manner. we want to strengthen our nation a, the greatest in the world, remains strong and independent and free. we want to grow the economy so millions upon millions of our americans that are unemployed or under-employed can get back to work and support their families. so opportunity here and in the weeks to come is to identify the common ground for positive solutions. there may also be an opportunity to achieve consensus and savings on better government policy. imagine the saflingse that might be had if we were serious about identifying real waste in government or fraud with every single american every day. or abuse of systems meant to help. or imagine reforms that contemplated on ending due politictive programs to do nothing to f
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 6:00pm EDT
republican budget has significant cuts to medicare benefits -- those are the very benefits that provide economic security to millions of middle- class families and has zero dollars of revenues that could be used to invest and the essential pillars of economic growth like education, workforce readiness, science, research and innovation. i believe there are significant savings that can be achieved in our health care system without compromising the quality of care, and in fact, improving the quality of care. and without slashing benefits that seniors have worked so hard for and earned. former secretary-treasurer he paul o'neill has estimated we can save $1 trillion per year without affecting health care outcomes by in acting smart, targeted health care delivery reforms. the institute of medicine estimated the number could be 750 billion dollars. no matter what the exact figure or proposal, these are impressive savings that would strengthen the nation's health- care system without shifting cost and burdens to seniors and states. these have the added benefit of improving quality, -- quality
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2013 12:00pm EST
healthcare.gov from an i.t. official with the centers for medicare and medicaid sentences -- services. the hearing ran about 2.5 hours. >> good morning. i convened this hearing to talk about healthcare.gov. americans want to know the answers to two simple questions -- is my information secure if i use healthcare.gov, why should i believe the administration that it is the echo it has been nearly 50 years since the launch of healthcare.gov, and the website is not function at an acceptable level. this is in spite the numerous problems and assurances the public was given by the administration leading up to and over several months leading up to the launch of the website. this committee heard directly from secretaries to bilious -- lius,ecretary sebei tavener, and cohen that they would be ready by october 1. those projections were not just limited to the website. we've also been routinely promised the website with a thin that americans -- was safe and that americans information was secure. tavener toles testing was to begin in october of last year and testing was to compete -- to be complet
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2013 2:00pm EST
and deputy director of the office of information and services for medicare and medicaid, who has been identified numerous times as the chief person in charge of repairing this website at the cms level was not aware of this document. to me that is what is shocking. when we made aware of this reaching document? -- of this greeting document? >> i think i was aware that some document was being prepared. towards the end when the briefing was occurred i was not a part of them. >> were you aware that mckinsey had been hired to come in and thecally troubleshoot status of the website? >> i don't think they were brought into troubleshoot, i think they were brought in to make an assessment by conducting various interviews with key stakeholders. >> did this group ever talk to you? >> yes. >> so, they did come in and at least visited with you. >> they interviewed me before. >> once, twice, i doesn't? >> at least two times from what i can recall. >> since you have been made --re of the document >> i was not made aware of the document. i was interviewed by the team that put that together. when the d
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2013 2:15am EST
in coverage, she must sign up for a new plan. i hung up this letter last week at a hearing with the medicare administrator responsible for the exchange. her suggestion was that they go to the website. sure enough, they tried. because the white house said the problem was too many people trying to sign up at once, they even set their alarm clock for the middle of the night just so they could log on when there was less traffic. they would rather have that certainty and avoid penalties then more worry and sleepless nights. this is what betrayal looks like. here you have hard-working people who were repeatedly told not to worry, that their coverage would stay the same and , if anything, the costs would go down. just the opposite is happening. adding insult to injury, the white house, the president, is not leveling with us. he is trying to cover his tracks, claiming he never really made these promises. no wonder a member of his own party called this, "a crisis of confidence." sorry president is truly about this, he will take steps to right this wrong. that is why i have authored a w'sl to delay th
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2013 11:45am EST
of programs like medicare and social security. >> do you think the president can make that case to the republicans? can you make any case to the republican party at this point? >> absolutely. i think we can help and i think we can play an important role. that is not going to be devoid of leadership in the house or senate or the administration or in we are not going to be effective in getting something done unless we convince our leaders we are on the right track. you still have to work through the leadership of the senate, the leadership of the house, and the administration. >> we are human. we are going to make mistakes. all you have to say is, i'm sorry, we were trying to fix things. he wants to fix health care? that is a laudable goal. some people hunker down and want you to fail. i think there's more good and bad and we have to bring that out. i think we can help. we are human. we will make mistakes but we can fix things because we can -- because we are here for the right reasons. >> we have to realize that there is a divide in the country about how we shout -- how we approa
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2013 4:00pm EST
end up helping them a lot of times choosing the appropriate medicare part b plan for them. so we're helping on that site also. -- part d. we were surprised how many young families were coming in. host of young families coming in, the children are already on medicaid and the coming in for care for themselves or other family members. so our successes and challenges, so what's working? the system is improving. the awareness level is increasing and good publicity, bad publicity made people aware of this is out there, the marketplace is open. so it's about more people in. most people are surprised when they come at how affordable it is. i think there's a preconceived notion by especially people who have sought some of the high-risk pools are people with chronic illness in the past have been unable to really afford it. but as with the d.c. exchange, there are trees prices and people are really surprised that it is affordable. we are doing a lot of advice in a committee. with a couple of organizations that do free and low-cost tax services, filing services for people of low income. so w
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2013 7:35pm EST
reject circa 2003, medicare part d. there are many good reasons why conservatives might reject republican party in 2003. bill frist is not in the senate anymore. dentist has to do is not there and george w. bush is not there. in the couple of years, you have elected this incredible crop from marco rubio to rand paul and susanna martinez and chris christie. there is so many exciting things happening. i don't get why now there is this resentment. maybe they won't be happy until mitch mcconnell and john banner will be gone. i'm not sure but why not have senator pat twomey and kelly ayotte and this new crop of conservatives -- why not give them a chance to get things done? it seems they are being labeled the establishment now, two. why should they pay? 10 years ago, republican was a bad thing but maybe move past that. host: i want to show our viewers the female vote in the new jersey race to compare. the female vote for chris christie, 57% compared to his female opponent who garnered 42% of the female vote in that state. guest: absolutely, chris christie had a great night. one thing to learn
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2013 5:00pm EST
the military. 13% through medicare. 16% through medicaid. if we were to look at this same chart in five years, what would it look like? guest: you would see a substantial increase in the percentage of the population getting their insurance through medicaid and in the individual market, assuming the transition to the individual market takes place. you may see a smaller percentage of individuals getting their insurance through employers. we will have to see. that did not happen in massachusetts. that is a function of the labor market. the labor markets in different parts of the country are different. we may see some reductions. -- reductions in employer- sponsored insurance as we see the increase of medicaid. with the aging of the population, a slow and steady uptick in medicare coverage. as a result of this transformation, a big increase. -- increase in the individual market. 15 million people buy insurance directly on their own. it will be 40 million people five years from now. host: do you agree or disagree with this quote? think of the employer system as a crumbling building. is it that? gu
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2013 9:45pm EST
phones and blackberries, and we need instant gratification now. big about when medicare was introduced. i think we have to be patient with that. this is a big question about engaging with providers. comments,e kind of the doctors do what you pay them to do. ins is going to be a change focusing on delivering the highest quality care while at the same time providing excellent customer service. that is a different paradigm. i think it is going to be an educational process, a changing of the culture. think about the large hospitals that have multiple product -- private practitioners or inside a university system, where even the university does take into account quality often times in the promotion of an appointment process. it is going to be a big change, and there would be bumps in the road. reward the bull basin quality outcomes. we have never been charged with doing that. bigust want to do as many volume cases that are cases. is going to change. one of the things that i am concerned about is when you use volume as a metric for reimbursement, to have a level playing field to define what the
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2013 3:00pm EST
will have to explain that 760it is ok to take the billion dollars out of medicare and put it into medicaid. she is going to be an owner of obamacare. bot.as an obama all lined up and going in the same direction over and over. we intend to make this a very big race. >> retirements? >> retirements. as chairman of the nrc see, nobody wants to have retirements, but it is a natural evolution, and i feel pretty good about where we are at. we never want any. you never want an open seat, but in most cases, i think we are in good shape, and i think it would be us rather than them. we have more members. on redve got to go win territory. they have got to go pick up seats that romney carried, and i think they have got a big uphill climb to do it, but we have got to be on game and on message, and have the right people in the right places. >> actually, two questions. a number of questions you have had about governing, that in some ways, you have got this built in advantage in the districts, where you are probably going to keep the house for a while, barring something unusual, but how do you make sure th
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
this letter last week at a hearing with the medicare administrator responsible for the exchange. her suggestion was that they go to the website. sure enough, they tried. because the white house said the problem was too many people trying to sign up at once, they even set their alarm clock for the middle of the night just so they could log on when there was less traffic. proud of your service and this is what the trail looks like. you have people who were told not to worry, and that there rates would go down. adding insult to injury, the white house, and the president, is not leveling with us. he claims he never really made these promises. no wonder a member of his own party calls this a crisis of confidence. if the president is truly sorry about all of this he will take steps to right this wrong. authored a i have bill to delay this law and the individual mandate tax. how can you tax people for not buying a product from a website that does not work? next week the house will start the keep your health care act. this will ensure that those in the individual market can continue to exist
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2013 6:00am EST
social security benefits and medicare coverage, cut student loans, cut veterans benefits, invest less in education, invest less in affordable college, do less to combat climate change, do less on gun safety, do less on immigration, and keep people trying to survive on the minimum wage from ever earning another penny. the only think they want more of the only think they want more of is rush limbaugh. [booing] rush limbaugh is not an applause line here in new hampshire, i see. but the real and serious question we have to ask one another, the question we have to ask one another as americans is this. how much less do we believe would be good for our country? how much less education would make our children smarter? how much less opportunity will allow the next generation to succeed? how many hungry american children can we no longer afford to feed? you know, on veterans day just last week, i had occasion to deal with some of our nations finest at the world war ii memorial at our nations capitol. i was very humbled to be in the presence of four recipients of the congressional medal of honor
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2013 7:00pm EST
like civil rights bill and like medicare and all of the education bills. she was his strength. i am so glad she was there. but she had her own interests. that was important. daddy promoted her, too. backimes she would hold and say i should probably be here with you. he would say, no, you have two degrees from the university of texas, you can do anything. he was a promoter of women. >> the last question or two. reminisces that were taken place as it happened are invaluable to historians. what was it that made her do things like that? did she have an idle board the future? did she know that we are living in the moment that was important in american history? whatever the presence of mind? >> i came and i was athouse the university of texas would assassination took place. she say you need to keep a diary. is a good discipline. they have people in mental institutions to do that. [applause] [laughter] it is a stabilizing saying. i did in fact the but not spirit. mine is november 15, studied latin for two hours, had a date, washed my hair. mine is so born. every once in a while i have somethi
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2013 6:00am EST
of this while increasing payroll tax revenue that will reduce our deficit and put social security and medicare in a more stable footing. another bipartisan bill that can strengthen our economy is the farm bill. bipartisan legislation that's already passed the senate is designed to protect america's farmers, ranchers and provide a safety net for america's most vulnerable children. the farm bill conferees have an opportunity to work together to develop a bipartisan package to promote economic growth and job creation while ensure that needy children are well-nourished. over the years, democrats and republicans have come together to foster economic growth, job creation and investment. we can see that bipartisan bo gress as we work together to reform how we tax businesses while upgrading our infrastructure to meet the economic needs of the future. let me be clear. the president is committed to business tax reform. this will help create and retain good jobs in the united states. the fact is, the united states now has one of the highest statutory corporate tax rates in the world. but as high as that
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2013 11:00pm EST
of medicare, medicaid, other health-care programs, and now including the affordable care act. also, social security. i'm wondering if you could comment on the country's long legged issue and fiscal sustainability. >> sure, it is important for the country. you are certainly aware of what happened to costs over the past few decades. gdp.her share of we do not really get the return on that one would expect. given we are also -- put those two does things together, we will have some real pressures in the fiscal capacity going well into the future. i say though that the last few years, health-care costs have risen more slowly. it will be interesting to find out whether that will be temporary or everlasting. we will begin to figure out how to address not just fiscal sustainability in the long run, tied to aging and health care costs, but how to address the efficiency of the health care quality and the system and the access to the system and so on in our current economy as well. these are important issues you are working on and i know you are having a good time with the current debates happening.
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
at between social security and medicare and including tax or four. canton that happen -- including tax reform. can that happen question mark we are going to work to get to that direction. congressman ryan is working urray of the patty m senate budget committee to get in that direction. it is a tough row to hold. -- two ho. hoe. >> it is now called the mercedes-benz superdome in the new orleans. built at public expense after hurricane katrina badly damaged it. when a hosted football games again, it was a feel-good story. the public paid for the repairs. the league put in a token amount. there has been about a billion dollars invested into the superdome. man who owns the new orleans states keeps almost all of the revenue generated there. -- rebeln't rebel of against this because they do not understand this is taking place. they feel there is nothing they can do about it. it is based on insider deals. it is largely based on insider deals. the most recent time there was a vote-- there was a public to renovate the miami's stadium. >> more with greg easterbrook sunday night at 8:00. chuck hagel tal
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
hung up this letter last week at a hearing with the medicare administrator responsible for the exchange. her suggestion was that they go to the website. sure enough, they tried. because the white house said the problem -- was to meet people trying to sign up at once, marvin and kathy even set their alarm clock in the middle of the night. after a month of trying and it looksowhere and now like they will have to buy private insurance. they know it will probably cost more, but they would rather have that certainty and avoid federal penalties and more worried and sleepless nights. this is what the trail looks like. here you have hard-working people who are repeatedly told not to worry and that their coverage would sit insane and, if anything, the cost would go down. just the opposite
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 2:00pm EDT
. it is only getting worse. 10,000 baby boomers are aging every day. medicare is going broke. the congressional budget office says, if we don't act, we will have a debt crisis. most t happens, the vulnerable will be suffering the most and the worst. this debt drags on our economy today. it is a drag in economic growth for our economy today. right now we are not doing anything about it. can n't keep kicking the down the road anymore. we have to get a handle on the debt, and we have to get a hanled the on it now. from my speaker expective, just taking more from the american public is not the answer. we look at this conference as an argument if taxes, we're not to get anywhere. the way to raise revenue, from our perspective, is to grow the economy, to get people back to work. we need to write a tax code that oesn't stifle the economy. house republicans and democrats are doing -- are working together to do just that. focus our energy on a better budget. our goal is to grow family budgets . to do that, we need to get this economy growing. over 90 million americans are on the sidelines. many people h
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2013 1:00pm EST
, big cost drivers are entitlements, medicare, medicaid, social security, and the secret is that americans want more in benefits of all kinds and they're willing to pay for. what kind of a positive solution come from your experience at the state level for these different problems? >> they are different at the local, state, and federal level, but what we did was mad about -- not about austerity. if it was austerity, we just cut across the board. that meant that things that you value would be cut just as much. what we did was initiating reform, not just about pension and health care contributions. those were part of it, but the biggest reforms in the state or -- were most of our school districts had by their health insurance from just one company. by pulling back on collective bargaining, district could bid out their health insurance. that means many districts saved enacting thatby one change. other changes go beyond just fiscal savings. at the federal level, there are different sorts of issues. in our case, it was more than half of our budget is a tool of corporate aid to
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